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For this communication , Toxophilus , I am very glad , and that for mine own sake
, because I trust now to become a shooter . And indeed I thought before ,
Englishmen most apt for shooting , and I saw them daily use shooting ; but yet I
And I trust he shall think the better of it , because he shall find the best part
thereof to come out of his school , whom he of all men loved and liked best . Yet
some men , friendly enough of nature , but. * “ Ingravescente jam Štate , a
nocturnis et ...
I trust to see England shortly , God willing . I am sorry that I have no word from
Ireland . Commendations to all , because I would leave out none ; to Dr. Haddon ,
father Bucer , John Scarlett , mine hostess Barnes . If ye will see Fugger's library ...
It is your pleasure to do me good — I beseech you , hear my fond advice how you
may do it most easily , and where I would enjoy it most gladly , and yet deserve it ,
or serve for it , as I trust somewhat fitly . Many times by mine especial good ...
And though your mastership , get me this privilege , yet God is my judge ,
Scripture should be my chief study , wherein I would trust either by writing or
preaching , to show to others the way both of truth in doctrine and true dealing in
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essential reading, from an observer in 'flat English' language at a time when world affairs centered in and around Vienna and were essentially continental.
Quoted as first liner in a fascinating book on Anglo-French Entente under le Grand Toy, Louis XIV and the Merry Monarch, Charles II.
Full of candor, at a time when the political discourse was still amenable to compromise and chivalry, gallantry, so Ascham's remarks letters oin the Habsburg Empire, hence to Metternich and his pickup by Henry Kissinger - show the long ptrocxessof diplomacy that is not necessarily mad policy.
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The English Works of Roger Ascham: Preceptor to Queen Elizabeth
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